Articles by BRENDA CARTWRIGHT
ASL fingerspelling has interesting historical roots. Read the article to learn about the history behind the hand shapes.
Classifications are used to categorize deafness based on WHEN someone becomes deaf. Read the article to learn the terminology for these classifications.
This article is part of our “Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same” series, which highlights signs that look similar, but have different meanings. The signs discussed in this article include calendar signs: (1) Day vs. Today, (2) Tomorrow vs. Yesterday, (3) Born vs. Birthday , (4) Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, (5) Thursday vs. High School, (6) Sunday vs. Wonderful, (7) AM vs. PM, (8) Noon vs. Midnight, and (9) Afternoon vs. Night
Check out these important beginning guidelines for learning to fingerspell... and know that practice is the key.
There are several causes of deafness. Read the article to learn about specific causes.
It is important to be consistent with your posture and hand placement to create the best signing space when fingerspelling. Check out these useful tips for best results.
This article is part of our “Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same” series, which highlights signs that look similar, but have different meanings. The signs discussed in this article include signs related to numbers: (1) 3 vs. 6 vs. 9, (2) 6 vs. 7 vs. 8 vs. 9, (3) 72 vs. 76, (4) Single Digit vs. Teen Numbers, (5) Double Numbers, (6) 99 vs. French Fries, (7) Rocking Numbers, and (8) 1,000 vs. 1,000,000
Are hearing aids a good solution for all deaf people? Read the article to get more perspective on the use of hearing aids.
Are you wondering what fingerspelling means, or when to fingerspell words? Are you interested in learning good ways of practicing fingerspelling? Read the article for some very helpful information.